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Pork vs Lamb and mutton - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pork and Lamb and mutton

  • Pork has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, and Phosphorus, however Lamb and mutton has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Lamb and mutton is 77% higher.
  • Lamb and mutton has 27 times less Vitamin D than Pork. Pork has 53IU of Vitamin D, while Lamb and mutton has 2IU.
  • Pork is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Pork
5
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Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Contains more Potassium +36.5%
Contains more Magnesium +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.9%
Contains less Sodium -13.9%
Contains more Iron +116.1%
Contains more Copper +63%
Contains more Zinc +86.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 6% 28% 17% 40% 122% 81% 10%
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Contains more Potassium +36.5%
Contains more Magnesium +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.9%
Contains less Sodium -13.9%
Contains more Iron +116.1%
Contains more Copper +63%
Contains more Zinc +86.6%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Pork
8
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +107.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +777%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +256.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +264.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +260%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.66
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 6% 39% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 88% 0% 4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 3% 3% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 319% 12% 14%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +107.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +777%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +256.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +264.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +260%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.66

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
56
Pork
52
Lamb and mutton
Mineral Summary Score
37
Pork
46
Lamb and mutton

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
164%
Pork
147%
Lamb and mutton
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
0%
Lamb and mutton
Fats
64%
Pork
97%
Lamb and mutton

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Pork Lamb and mutton
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Pork Lamb and mutton
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.6g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork Lamb and mutton Opinion
Calories 242 294 Lamb and mutton
Protein 27.32 24.52 Pork
Fats 13.92 20.94 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin C 0.6 0 Pork
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 80 97 Pork
Vitamin D 53 2 Pork
Iron 0.87 1.88 Lamb and mutton
Calcium 19 17 Pork
Potassium 423 310 Pork
Magnesium 28 23 Pork
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.073 0.119 Lamb and mutton
Zinc 2.39 4.46 Lamb and mutton
Starch
Phosphorus 246 188 Pork
Sodium 62 72 Pork
Vitamin A 7 0 Pork
Vitamin E 0.29 0.14 Pork
Vitamin D 1.3 0.1 Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877 0.1 Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321 0.25 Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037 6.66 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B5 0.698 0.66 Pork
Vitamin B6 0.464 0.13 Pork
Vitamin B12 0.7 2.55 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin K 0 4.6 Lamb and mutton
Folate 5 18 Lamb and mutton
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 5.23 8.83 Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19 8.82 Lamb and mutton
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2 1.51 Lamb and mutton
Tryptophan 0.338 0.287 Pork
Threonine 1.234 1.05 Pork
Isoleucine 1.26 1.183 Pork
Leucine 2.177 1.908 Pork
Lysine 2.446 2.166 Pork
Methionine 0.712 0.629 Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086 0.998 Pork
Valine 1.473 1.323 Pork
Histidine 1.067 0.777 Pork
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/nutrients
  2. Lamb and mutton - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172480/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.